20 Graines Herbe du tigre, Gotu Kola, Centella asiatica
Tiger grass, gutu kola, centella asiatica |
Tiger grass, gutu kola, centella asiatica
Centella Asiatica is a species of herbaceous plants annual family of apiaceae originating fromasia andOceania. It is used as Medicinal plant in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. It was also known by the scientific name of Hydrocotyl Asiatica L. and various vernacular names, Gotu Kola, Antanan, Pegaga, and Brahmi (this last name being used for different species including Bacopa Monnieri).
The plant consists of fine rose green stems forming Stolons.
Green sheets with soft texture are RENIFORMS and have a Petiole of 20 CM.
The small flowers (- 3 mm) hermaphrodites are pink and green, arranged in umbels near the ground surface. Each flower is partially contained in a Bracted. It has five stamens and two styles.
The plant matures in three months and only the leaves are taken for the protection of the resource.
When you eat its raw salad leaves, the " Pegaga " is supposed to have a rejuvenating effect. A decoction of sheets reduceshypertension.[réf. nécessaire]
In external application, its steroid would make it possible to relieve leprosy, to appease itching, to soften burns and to heal more easily. In 2001, a team of British researchers has shown that it made it possible to treat varicose veins.[réf. nécessaire]
It is also said that Centella Asiatica has effects Aphrodisiacs and Antioxidants. [réf. nécessaire]
In XVIIe century, the Gotu Kola was consumed regularly in salad and in infusion by a named Chinese Li Qingyun (or Li Ching -Yuen) renowned for having lived almost two hundred years5.
A 2010 study shows that Centella Asiatica would also be a promising anxiolytic6.
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